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Advertising

LIDA launches European brand campaign for Invesco

Digital and direct marketing agency LIDA has launched a new campaign for Invesco bringing to life its exchange-traded fund (ETF) offering across Europe. The work shows the opportunities that can unexpectedly surface in troubled times and features...

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Account wins this week

Mother reaches for Sky European pay TV operator Sky has appointed Mother London to create an integrated campaign following a four-way process. Mother pitched against Sky roster agencies Brothers and Sisters and WCRS plus TBWA. Sky is the...

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Smart cities: Just how well understood are they?

Despite the relative maturity of the concept of smart cities - a term for which definitions have existed for around 10 years - new research has revealed that only 23% of people have heard of them. Posterscope’s OOH consumer survey the Smart in...

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Features

The Branded Landlord

The property market has undergone seismic change, moving with revolutionised consumer needs. As part of a wider series assessing the Future of Life, Community and Development, this article will comment on the new role of landlords, branding and...

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News

Connect: London 2018 - More sessions and speakers announced

Connect: London is edging closer and we’re excited to announce the Learners Stage with support from RTL AdConnect! We can’t wait to hear from our speakers as they impart expert knowledge, reveal insights and trends for the next year and...

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Advice

Three reasons to file your Self Assessment early

No-one really enjoys filing their Self Assessment. It’s that unwanted chore that you put off until the last minute, before flying into a mad January panic when you realise time’s almost up. It might not surprise you to know that, historically,...

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Design

Rebrand Roundup: Sherwood Forest, The Guardian Weekly and more

Sherwood Forest by Cafeteria Sherwood Forest in the UK has rebranded with new work from Sheffield-based design studio Cafeteria and Birmingham-based illustrator Tom Woolley. The assets include new branding, website, print and advertising...

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Careers

Time Tips For Creatives

Scheduling your day correctly as a creative in the ad industry is crucial to be efficient and effective. When should you execute work and when should you get more creative? We explore this backed up by an industry badass named Daniel Pink who has...

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Advertising

Top hires this week

Laurentino lands CCO role at Ogilvy Ogilvy UK has appointed André Laurentino (pictured above, centre) to run its creative department as chief creative officer. Laurentino has led multi-disciplinary teams to produce work for the likes of...

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Features

Are automotive brands accidentally alienating the female market?

By Erminia Blackden, head of strategy at Partners Andrews Aldridge... Women are in the driving seat for 85% of all purchases. This includes cars and trucks in the US, yet the industry as a whole seems woefully ill-equipped to serve its current and...

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Advertising

Ads of the Week

Barbie - The Dream Gap Project Starting at the age of five, many girls begin to develop limiting self-beliefs. They stop believing their gender can do or be anything. This is the Dream Gap and this is the year toy brand Barbie begins working to...

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Advertising

Account wins this week

Tribal Worldwide gets social with AT&T Tribal Worldwide, a division of DDB Worldwide and Omnicom, has been selected by telco AT&T to run its corporate social media account, effective immediately. Tribal will service the business out of its...

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Inspiration

Next-Gen Brand Builders You Should Know

If you spend a bit too much time sitting in back-to-back meetings, planning rollout dates, looking at demographics and campaign performance analytics you can sometimes be in danger of forgetting what ‘it’ feels like. What is it exactly?...

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Design

Rebrand roundup: Mr Kipling, FIX8, Festival PIEL and more

Mr Kipling by Robot Food Strategic brand agency Robot Food has redesigned the look of Mr Kipling cakes in the US and Australian to boost its international appeal. The company is known in the UK for its ‘exceedingly good cakes’ slogan...

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Careers

Portfolio Critique #5 - Carlos Melo, Graphic Designer

Today's portfolio critique comes to us from Carlos Andrés Melo from Bogotá, Colombia. This graphic designer has some killer typography skills and is on his way to do some special things. Please give Carlos some love or critique in the comments of...

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Advertising

Top hires this week

Proximity London adds Tan Proximity London has hired Ben Tan (above) as head of strategy to lead and oversee the growing department. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Tan joins from BBD Perfect Storm where he was executive planning...

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Features

Simon Frederick on why Black is the New Black

As photographer/director Simon Frederick peers down the stairway overlooking his current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, it’s a significant moment. Black is the New Black features 30 prominent black personalities from the worlds...

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Social Media

Brands cut through with Banksy remakes

Street artist Banksy caused a stir this week with a tongue-in-cheek stunt which saw one of his pieces self-destruct after selling for £1m (US1.4m). An original version of his Girl with a Balloon picture was fitted with a secret shredder which...

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Advertising

Ads of the Week

Amazon Prime Video - Great Shows Stay with You Droga5 London has launched a new campaign to promote Amazon Prime Video’s programming slate led by four funny spots called Jack Ryan, Lucifer, Outlander and Vikings. The ads are shot by Steve...

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Tapestry Treatment: Halloween Makeover

Are you or your colleague in need for a Halloween Makeover this year? It's hit that time of the year again where we give a halloween makeover to the winner of our Tapestry Treatment competition using the magic of post production - no make up, props...

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Careers

How to hire a creative

When recruiting Graphic Designers, Web Developers and other Creatives, not everybody understands exactly what they should be looking for and how to go about it. As one of the UK’s top creative recruitment agencies, Brand Recruitment have put...

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Features

October's Essential Reads

Our CEO, Anant Sharma, rounds up his best reads of the month, from a luxury boutique that only exists in a messaging app to keeping it real with AI. I thoroughly enjoyed the overview of Vice’s history. I had no idea it became so large it was...

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Advertising

Account wins this week

Ford parks WPP, names BBDO Car manufacturer Ford has selected Omnicom’s BBDO Worldwide as its new lead creative agency after 75 years with WPP. Wieden+Kennedy was also involved in the pitch which launched in April and the agency has taken a...

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Events

Connect: London 2018; sessions and speakers announced

This November, we’re pulling the creative, production, technology and digital communities from across the UK together to connect you to partners, potential clients, collaborators and peers, giving you the opportunity to meet people crucial to...

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Features

Creatives and AI: Are they the perfect match?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating the pace of many industries - and the creative fields are no exception. While there is still a stigma of fear towards AI in some sections, the majority are beginning to see the positive impact the tech is...

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Advice

Key tips on successful group brainstorming

Brainstorming, coming up with ideas, and literally getting paid to think are the best parts of our jobs as creatives. In advertising, group brainstorming is the most efficient and effective way to solve a client's problem and, in this video, I...

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Advertising

Top hires this week

Publicis Group unveils leadership team Publicis Groupe has appointed Jo Coombs as chief operating officer (COO), reuniting her with the company’s chief executive Annette King, who she worked with at Ogilvy UK. The new leadership team also...

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Features

Creating brands, not design

By Dan Gladden, associate creative director at Pearlfisher New York Great design - it will set your brand on the path to success, right? Challenger brands look to the icons they want to be and often come to our table with the understanding that...

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Features

The power of cake: Content is making TV tastier than ever

From unpredictable reality shows to unmissable drama, TV programming is stronger and more captivating than ever, and there’s no better example than The Great British Bake Off (GBBO). Even after its controversial £75m move to Channel 4...

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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

McCann drives Opel/Vauxhall in Europe Vauxhall-owned car manufacturer Opel has appointed McCann Erickson as its new international creative agency. McCann replaces previous partner Scholz & Friends and will pick up the account as of January 1,...

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